24 days in Ecuador Itinerary

24 days in Ecuador Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ecuador trip planner

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Guayaquil
— 1 night
Fly
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Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Puerto Villamil, Isabela
— 4 nights
Fly to Baltra Island, Fly to Quito
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Quito
— 5 nights
Drive
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Banos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cuenca
— 1 night
Taxi to Guayaquil, Fly to Seoul

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Guayaquil

— 1 night

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon 2000 and then admire the natural beauty at Parque Seminario. On the next day, examine the collection at Presley Norton Museum, then visit Las Penas, and then visit Cerro Santa Ana.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guayaquil online tour itinerary planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Guayaquil is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is minus 14 hours. When traveling from Seoul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Guayaquil, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Things to do in Guayaquil

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristobal

— 4 nights
The capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is located on easternmost island of the archipelago, San Cristobal.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Cerro Tijeretas. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Punta Pitt, kick back and relax at Playa Mann, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Inmaculada Concepcion.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno route builder site.

You can fly from Guayaquil to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in 4 hours. When traveling from Guayaquil in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Puerto Ayora.

Things to do in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:

Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

— 4 nights
The largest settlement in the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora offers visitors to the islands an array of facilities and things to do.
Puerto Ayora is known for parks, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Las Grietas, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Chato - Giant Tortoise Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Maprae.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Ayora tour itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to Puerto Ayora in 3.5 hours. In September in Puerto Ayora, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Puerto Villamil.

Things to do in Puerto Ayora

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Puerto Villamil, Isabela

— 4 nights
Located in the southeast of Isla Isabela, Puerto Villamil is home to the majority of the island's 2,200 inhabitants.
Puerto Villamil is known for nature, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Concha de Perla, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Puerto Villamil, relax and rejuvenate at La Playita, and cruise along Isabela Island Wetlands Complex.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Villamil holiday planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Ayora to Puerto Villamil is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Quito.

Things to do in Puerto Villamil

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Quito

— 5 nights

Light of America

High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cuicocha (in Cotacachi) and Cascada de Peguche (in Peguche). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, admire the striking features of Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, make a trip to El Panecillo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Quito day trip planning app.

You can fly from Puerto Villamil to Quito in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Puerto Villamil to Quito, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Banos.

Things to do in Quito

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:

Banos

— 2 nights
A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from La Casa del Arbol, take in the dramatic scenery at Ruta de las cascadas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada EL Pailon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Banos trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Quito to Banos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cuenca.

Things to do in Banos

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Cuenca

— 1 night

Athens of Ecuador

Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at Museo Catedral Vieja, admire the landmark architecture of Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, then take in the views from El Puente Roto, then explore the striking landscape of El Cajas National Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mirador de Turi.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cuenca route planner.

Getting from Banos to Cuenca by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cuenca can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cuenca

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Ecuador travel guide

4.5
With abundant opportunities to discover fascinating World Heritage Sites, a holiday in Ecuador remains among the most culturally enriching travel experiences. Home to the world's highest active volcano, this little country packs a big punch when it comes to tourist activities. Some of the most popular things to do in Ecuador include visits to its astonishingly biodiverse wilderness areas, home to some 1,500 bird species, 840 species of amphibians and reptiles, and nearly 20,000 plant species. Of course, the highlight of many Ecuador vacations is bound to be the Galapagos Islands, made famous by naturalist Charles Darwin. Aside from the stunning nature, Ecuador also boasts many historic cities filled with photogenic colonial-era churches, mansions, and plazas.

Galapagos Islands travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Parks · Beaches
Famous worldwide thanks to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, the remote World Heritage-listed Galapagos Islands are situated in the Pacific Ocean and belong to Ecuador. On a tour of Galapagos Islands, you can witness the staggering amount of endemic wildlife the archipelago is noted for. Besides a couple of cities on the main islands, the landscape remains mostly pristine, as the guided tours follow strict rules and limit visitor numbers. Fascinating creatures, untouched nature, unrivalled snorkeling, scuba diving, and more await you on your Galapagos Islands trip.